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Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples

by Nancy J. Turner

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In Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples, renowned ethnobotanist Nancy J. Turner describes more than 100 plants traditionally harvested and eaten by coastal aboriginal groups. Each description contains botanical details and a colour photograph to help identify the plant, information on where to find it, and a discussion on traditional methods of harvesting and preparation. This popular book remains an essential guide for anyone interested in wild edible plants or traditional cultures of First Peoples living on the coast of British Columbia and adjacent areas in Alaska and Washington.

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As professor of environmental studies at the University of Victoria and a research associate at the Royal BC Museum, Nancy J. Turner has written several books and articles on ethnobotany, including two companions to this book: Food Plants of Interior First Peoples and Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia.

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Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples

As long as people have lived in North America, wild plants have been an important source of food. For Aboriginal people in Western Canada, the nutritional and cultural contribution made by these plants was immense with some 200 species of wild plants providing food. This popular handbook depicts more than 100 plants used for food by the original inhabitants of coastal British Columbia. For each specimen it provides the common and Latin name, botanical description, habitat and Aboriginal use along with a colour photograph of the plant. First published in 1975, this edition updates the names of Aboriginal groups, some new plant findings and adds to the list of reference books.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

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